Tampered device precautions

I want to order a Trezor Model Safe 3, however Trezor does not ship in my region, nor have any official resellers…

So i am wondering if there are precautions if i potentially get a tampered device from an unofficial reseller, such as: hardware inspection, flashing firmware, …?

And is it even possible to tamper the Model Safe 3, as it has the Secure Element chip?

Hi @ttt111,

It is extremely difficult to tamper the device with a secure element. However, it is not recommended to purchase Trezor devices from unofficial resellers.

Information on how to verify the authenticity of the Trezor Safe 3 can be found in these articles: